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Balfour Beatty Reviews

Updated 12 Nov 2019

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3.4
68%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
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Balfour Beatty CEO Leo Quinn (no image)
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179 Ratings
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  • "Do not pay well and is long hours(in 25 reviews)

  • "While upper management says they value everyone, they only value strong operations personnel(in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Gas Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay, and always paid on time. Good management

    Cons

    Unsociable hours, shifts and weekends

    Advice to Management

    No advice

    Balfour Beatty2019-10-28
  2. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Multiskilled Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent hours throughout the week

    Cons

    None that have popped up

    Balfour Beatty2019-11-12
  3. "Busy with good opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Service Desk Analyst 

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunities available if you work hard for them.

    Cons

    Late shifts were not my favourite

    Balfour Beatty2019-11-06
  4. "Nothing Special"

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    Current Employee - Quantity Surveyor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Will provide you with training needed for the roles

    Cons

    Lots of internal problems among departments . Do not pay well and is long hours

    Balfour Beatty2019-11-05
  5. "BIG MACHINE SMALL COG"

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    Current Employee - Contracts Supervisor in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get every thing you need

    Cons

    your are just a number

    Balfour Beatty2019-11-03
  6. "Great Support but not very organised"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Civil Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Great support form senior staff and truly want you to develop if you ask for it.

    Cons

    Not very organised some people tend to get lost if they are not proactive.

    Balfour Beatty2019-10-07
  7. "Good company if you work hard, some leaders dont lead"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great camaraderie, lots of opportunities to do different things

    Cons

    Exploit hard work and do not pay fairly

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on shareholders and more on our own people.

    Balfour Beatty2019-10-17
  8. "Decent place"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Quantity Surveyor 

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work for as an employee

    Cons

    Dominance by engineers rather than commercial

    Balfour Beatty2019-10-14
  9. "Dont treat people well"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liverpool, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company car . Pension.

    Cons

    Oppressive regime in rail

    Advice to Management

    Move on

    Balfour Beatty2019-10-14
  10. "Buyer Balfour Beatty Construction Power"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Balfour Beatty full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Purchase from a whole host of suppliers without the supply chain.

    Cons

    Downsides of working at Balfour Beatty are currently n/a

    Balfour Beatty2019-10-01
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